Melanie Senn

Melanie Senn
Melanie grew up in Salina, KS and currently lives on the east side of Wichita with her husband of 5 years and their 1 year old son. They also have an energetic Pomeranian who is still adjusting to not being an only child. Melanie works full time as a Physician Assistant, but her background is in nutrition and she is also a Registered Dietitian. Even though she has degrees from KU, K-State, and Wichita State, she bleeds purple and cheers loudest for the K-State Wildcats. When she isn't working, she is usually making a huge mess in the kitchen trying new recipes or snuggled up on the couch with her boys.

When & Where to See the Perseid Meteor Shower in Wichita

The Perseid Meteor Shower 2020 will peak August 11 & 12. Grab your kids and make some memories! Growing up, one of my favorite family traditions was viewing the Perseid meteor shower. One night each August...

Guide to Wichita Breweries

What's better than a locally crafted brew on a sunny Kansas day? NOTHING. Give our top picks a taste and tell us what you think of these amazing breweries in Wichita!Augustino Brewing offers beer,...

5 Steps to Better Sleep

May is Better Sleep Month and no one understands the value of a good night's sleep more than parents. We have all been sleep deprived at one point due to our precious little ones and know...

A Letter To My Son’s Daycare Providers

It takes a village to raise a child, and you are a crucial part of my village. Please never feel that your work goes unnoticed or is not appreciated. Trust me, we parents do...

10 Challenges for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a nation-wide campaign created by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focused on developing healthy eating habits. It's the perfect time to make a few positive changes for your health. Not sure...

Protect Your Heart :: Schedule Your Well-Woman Visit

Although breast cancer gets the most publicity, heart disease is actually the #1 killer of women in the United States. But it doesn't have to be. The American Heart Association estimates that 80% of heart...

Permission to be Selfish

For the first time in almost 2 years my body is 100% MINE. My body is no longer growing another human being or my son’s source of nutrition. As much as I enjoyed playing...

Stick With Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Stop me if this sounds familiar: On January 1st, you start thinking about all the changes you want to make for the year ahead. You set goals and actually work towards them for a few weeks. Then life gets...

I’m A Full-Time Mom Too

The other day I was talking with a new co-worker, and we began discussing our families. I asked about his wife and he said, "She's a full-time mom" insinuating that she stays at home...

Working Mom Woes :: When You Hate Your Job

Being a working mom is TOUGH. But being a working mom at a job you hate is physically and emotionally taxing beyond belief. "Hate" is a strong word and not one I use often. But sometimes...

Get Crafty this November :: 30 Days of Thanks

Although we should feel thankful every month, November has become the unofficial month of thanks. A month where we take time out of our daily lives and focus on everything we have to be thankful for. I'm...

Pumpkin Carving Family Fun {plus Knife-Free Alternatives for Littles!}

Hopefully by now you've visited at least one of Wichita's many pumpkin patches and have picked out the perfect pumpkin. It's time to get carving for some good old-fashioned family fun! Follow these simple instructions...

3 Simple Words That Changed Everything

It can wait. Such a simple concept, yet so powerful. When I finally wrapped my head around these 3 particular words, I started stressing less and enjoying motherhood more. Getting home after a long day at...

The Power of Pumpkin

Pumpkin lovers rejoice! It's that time of year again. Time for cooler weather, leaves changing color, and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin ale to pumpkin donuts, it's hard to turn...